Tom Cruise to Star in The Mummy Reboot

Tom Cruise to Star in The Mummy

Tom Cruise has officially signed on to star in Universal’s The Mummy reboot.

Meanwhile, Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service) is set to play the titular monster.

Tom Cruise to Star in The Mummy

Sofia Boutella

The film, directed by Alex Kurtzman, also has a new release date of June 9th, 2017.

The franchise reboot was originally going to debut on March 24th, 2017.

The script is being written by Jon Spaihts who co-wrote Prometheus and has penned a screenplay for the upcoming Marvel film, Doctor Strange.

According to Variety, the film will be set in the present day unlike the remake from 1999 starring Brendan Fraser and directed by Stephen Sommers which was set in the 1920’s and in its two sequels would move through the 30’s and the 40’s.

Universal plans to use its classic monster movie library to build a connected universe with characters crossing over into each other’s films before a tie-in film.

No other plot details or information about the film has been released at this time.

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